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Guttman Becomes Part of the CUNY Humanities Alliance as $3.15 Million Mellon Foundation Grant Goes to The Graduate Center, CUNY to Support Humanities Teaching Initiative

January 15, 2020 | Academics, Grants, Humanities and Social Sciences

The grant funds partnerships between The Graduate Center and four CUNY community colleges and supports 28 doctoral fellowships aimed at enhancing opportunities for students to engage with the humanities.

Dr. Tashana Samuel, Assistant Professor of Psychology

January 6, 2020 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, First Year Experience, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Publication, Research, STEM

“My students are deserving of the wonderful opportunities that life has to offer, even if they have to demand a seat at the table.”

“Lean into the present and don’t waste time” are tenets of Dr. Tashana Samuel’s proactive philosophy, words by which she lives. A child psychologist specializing in cognitive development, Dr. Samuel holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, with research experience including a longitudinal study at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Center under Drs. Catherine Monk and Laraine McDonough. Since becoming Assistant Professor of Psychology at Guttman in 2015, Dr. Samuel is simultaneously teaching Statistics in the First-Year Experience and Introduction to Psychology in the Liberal Arts and Sciences – Humanities and Social Sciences Program of Study; conducting research on “techniques to alleviate academic anxiety in community college students”; publishing the promising findings in an article co-authored with fellow Guttman faculty Dr. Jared Warner; and sharing their pedagogical impact in service of our students. Also involved in expanding psychology course offerings at the College, she is excited to teach Guttman’s upcoming first iteration of Child Psychology.

Professor Maggie Dickinson Publishes Article on SNAP Cuts in The Atlantic

December 12, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, In the Media, Publication

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Maggie Dickinson’s article about the consequences of cutting SNAP benefits for families has been published in The Atlantic.

Assistant Professor Nicole Kras Receives League for Innovation in the Community College Grant

December 9, 2019 | Academics, Awards, Faculty, Grants, Human Services

Assistant Professor of Human Services Nicole Kras has been awarded The League for Innovation in the Community College National Public Health Week/World Health Day grant.

Chief Librarian Amy Beth Presents at the Open Education Global Conference in Italy

December 4, 2019 | Academics, Conference Presentation, Faculty, Research

Guttman Chief Librarian Amy Beth, along with CUNY colleagues Ann Fiddler, CUNY Office of Library Services; Jean Amaral and Gina Cherry, Borough of Manhattan Community College, gave a presentation at the Open Education Global Conference in Milan, Italy, titled, “Open Platforms for Open Educational Resources” on November 28.

UMOC Scholars Present at Interdisciplinary Conference on Race

November 19, 2019 | Academics, Career Development, Conference Presentation, Experiential Learning, First Year Experience, Humanities and Social Sciences, Urban Studies

Seven first-year United Men of Color (UMOC) student scholars, accompanied by Professors Mary Gatta and Marcus Allen, presented at the Monmouth University Interdisciplinary Conference on Race on November 16th at Monmouth University’s campus in West Long Branch, NJ.

Prof. Keino Brown, Lecturer of Mathematics

November 15, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Feature, First Year Experience, Liberal Arts and Sciences, STEM

“You will not have learned everything possible at any point in your life. The learning process is a lifelong endeavor. It is never over.”

Defying deep-seated expectations, Lecturer of Mathematics Keino Brown reveals that he was once “hellbent on becoming an English professor. Then, math happened.” He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the CUNY Graduate Center, “securing the requisite firm footing in the breadth of my discipline’s concerns.” Though “not yet settled on any particular interest,” Prof. Brown will likely select his research focus from one of the “pillars” of mathematical physics: topology, differential geometry, or complex analysis. Since Spring I 2014, Guttman has counted him among the pure mathematicians at the College, where he has taught every mathematics course offered at least once, aiming “to make the classroom feel like a shared space for learning how to think about abstractions logically.”

Dr. Baines Publishes Chapter in Volume Centered on Youth Issues

November 15, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, Publication, Research

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kristina Baines authored a chapter in the recently published Narrating Practice with Children and Adolescents, edited by Mery F. Diaz and Benjamin Shepard. The book shares engaging stories by social workers, sociologists, researchers, and helping professionals that aim to center the young client’s story, drawing on the professionals’ experiences with a variety of disadvantaged populations in New York City and around the world. 

Professor Hill to Deliver Keynote Address at Conference in Jamaica

November 1, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Information Technology

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Information Technology Dr. Dalvin Hill will deliver the Keynote Address at the Technology Day 2019 conference to be held at Church Teachers’ College, located in Mandeville, Jamaica on November 20, 2019. The focus of the conference is Integrating 21st Century Technologies: Implications for Classroom Pedagogy.

Professor and Alumna Co-Author Article in Social Work Education Journal

November 1, 2019 | Academics, Alumni, Faculty, Human Services, Publication, Research

Assistant Professor of Human Services Dr. Anya Spector and Guttman alumna Krimili Infante co-authored an article in the latest issue of Social Work Education: The International Journal.